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Just picked up my car and it sounds like crap

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    Just picked up my car and it sounds like crap

    before i had shorty headers stock y pipe and two dynomax bullets (one before each tip) and it sounded ok. Today i just picked the car up from the shop and got LS1 Pacesetter 1-3/4" Long Tube Headers (OFF ROAD) and Pacesetter ORY. Now it sounds like crap and the y rattles so bad i won't drive the car. What should i do?

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    Take it back. My PS headers and ORY dont rattle at all.
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    its rattleing on the trans brace more than likely and if your o2 sims are loose (as in the connectors)they rattle also. take the y back off and have them heat it just a little to bend it you dont need much!!! if they heat it on the car they may catch the carpet on fire inside the car.

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    Should i get another cat back system because it sounds awsome outside the car, but inside it doesn't have the same sound, not as clean sounding, maybe i need to get used to the ory.

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    I was looking at GMMG, but won't Loundmouth II give me the same sound? Why is it so much money?

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    with my exhaust i have zero cats and a super 40 flowmaster with straght out pipes, plus i run the elect cut out just before it goes into the muffler i can still hear my radio now compared to a dump under the rear seat. i would say running it out the back still sounds good and you wont have to keep saying huh! what! to your girl. but then again who wants to hear her talking over the moter anyways. he heehehee

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02_WS6 View Post
    I was looking at GMMG, but won't Loundmouth II give me the same sound? Why is it so much money?
    you want the hooker exhaust, it will quiet down your car and sound good.
    before i had magnaflow and with the long tubes, it was too loud.
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    well, it will never sound like shorties..they are long tubes..fix the rattling and get used to it..i love mine.
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    I got used to my rattling. It's not bad really. Most people get an old tire and put it between the Y and floor

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    GMMG for sale... pm if interested. Its a sweet sound...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998 View Post
    I got used to my rattling. It's not bad really. Most people get an old tire and put it between the Y and floor
    a whole tire.?? what size is recomended.???

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    I have the same set-up with big hooker cat-back and it sounds good. I had all stock with gutted cats and no muffler before and I liked that better but the wife wouldn't ride in it(-:

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    im getting pacesetter LT headers, ORY pipes, and SLP loudmouth, will that sound good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    im getting pacesetter LT headers, ORY pipes, and SLP loudmouth, will that sound good?
    Define "good"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    That car's an LS1, your's is LT1, so no. LT1's have an awesome sound with almost any catback. I think Borla sounds great on the LT1's.

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    im getting a 98 or 99 LS1 t/a in a couple months though

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    buy mine, it sounds SWEET

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    mufflex sells a bracket to shut that annoying tin can sound

    mufflex-performance.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code= LS1-HR

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